Jonathan Beard

UK-based design and consultancy firm Arcadis has recruited port expert Jonathan Beard to head up its transportation and logistics business in Asia. Dr Beard will chiefly be responsible for developing the company’s Asia strategy in the sectors at a time when a number of huge projects are in their early stages. “It is an exciting time for transportation and logistics in Asia, with increasing private sector financing and participation, and the launch of several regional landmark initiatives such as One Belt One Road. I believe Arcadis has the resources and strategy to help our clients achieve more effective business outcomes,” he said. Graham Kean, Asia head of client solutions at Arcadis, said: “We are delighted to have Jonathan joining Arcadis. His extensive industry experience and expert knowledge will not only bring fresh perspective and immediate value to the company, but most importantly, ensure delivery of exceptional and sustainable solutions for our clients.” Dr Beard will continue to be based in Hong Kong, where he has worked for a number of previous consultancies, most recently as global practice leader for ports, logistics & transport services at ICF International, which he joined in 2012. He began his career at GHK in Hong Kong in 1988, and rose to become managing director in 2003. Dr Beard holds bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees from Cambridge University, and is a former director of the Management Consultancies Association of Hong Kong and former president of the Hong Kong Institute of Management Consultants.

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